Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Salter
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1993
Foliage type: Semi-evergreen
Scape height: 28 inches
Bloom size: 5.5 inches
Bloom time: Early midseason
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Diurnal
Rust Resistance: Shows Susceptibility
Rust Resistance Decimal Score: 2.7
Bloom Traits: Self
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: orange sherbet self with olive green throat
AHS Awards: Award of Merit: 2005
Honorable Mention: 2002

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Alexandra x sdlg
Child plants: 49 child plants

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Common names
  • Daylily

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Location: My Garden
Date: 5-3-2022
First Bloom
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-06-23
Location: RavenCroft Cottage
Date: 2008-07-01
Location: Dreamy Daylilies - Chatham-Kent, Ontario   5b
Date: 2013-07-09

Date: 6-9-2022

Photo courtesy of Karen Newman, Delano Daylilies

Posted with permission and photographed by Robin Nichols http://w
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Location: home
Date: 2014-07-06
Great form on every bloom!  It's a bit more orange, the color of
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Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2018-06-14
Location: Waynesboro MS
Date: 2004-12-18

Beautiful color
Location: My garden
Date: 6-13-2021
Silvana
Location: University City, Missouri, zone 6
Date: June 8, 2006
Location: My garden in zone 5/6 Indiana. 
Date: 6/18/14
Location: home
Date: 2015-06-12
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2010-06-04

Photo Courtesy of Homestead Farms Nursery. Used with Permission.
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Photo by Joy
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Location: Taken in my garden
Date: 2012-05-08

Date: 1980-01-01
Photo by RavenCroft
Location: central New Hampshire
Date: 2019-07-14
Location: home
Date: 2014-07-06
Great form on every bloom!  It's a bit more orange, the color of

Photo Courtesy of Nova Scotia Daylilies Used with Permission
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Location: Atlanta
Date: June 3, 2021
Day lily Pure and Simple
Location: RavenCroft Cottage
Date: 2008-07-01

Photo Courtesy of Nottawasaga Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Location: Mark's Park (home)
Date: 2021-07-15
Pure and Simple. Seems to change color slightly day by day

Date: 2013-07-04
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2014-06-18
Location: springfield MO
Date: 2019-06-11

Photo Courtesy of Bluegrass Daylily Gardens. Used with Permission
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Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2018-06-11

Image courtesy of Johnson Daylily Gardens Used with permission
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Date: 2008-06-04
Posted with permission and photographed by Marifrances Hiltz http
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Location: white lake, Michigan
Location: Burlington, NC
Date: 2020-06-04
Location: Currie's Daylily Farm, Whitemore, MI
Date: 2014-07-11
Location: home
Date: 2014-07-06
Great form on every bloom!  It's a bit more orange, the color of

Photo Courtesy of Alcovy Daylily Farm. Used with Permission.
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Location: Burlington, NC
Date: 2017-06-03
Pure & Simple
Location: My garden
Date: July-25-2015
Location: My Garden
Date: June 10, 2021
Orange Sherbet
Location: Kalama, Wa
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Location: Lewisville, AR (zone 8a)
Date: 2016-05-27
'Pure and Simple' (Salter, 1993)
Location: home
Date: 2014-07-23
In a few weeks the pods will dry and can be harvested.
Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2020-07-06

Photo Courtesy of Crossview Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2009-08-25
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Location: Lewisville, AR (zone 8a)
Date: 2017-05-14
'Pure and Simple' at dusk, Mother's Day 2017

Photo Courtesy of Walnut Hill Gardens Used With Permission. Unaut
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Date: 2006-06-18
   Photo Courtesy of Manatawny Creek Farm Used With Permission
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Location: Gulf-coast Texas
Date: 2015-05-09

Photo Courtesy of Wood-Eden Daylilies & Cannas. Used with Permiss
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Location: Taken in my garden
Date: 2012-05-06
What a difference using the flash can make in color! This is the
Location: Currie's Daylily Farm, Whitemore, MI
Date: 2014-07-11
Location: Currie's Daylily Farm, Whitemore, MI
Date: 2014-07-11
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2009-08-17
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Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2020-07-08
Comments:
  • Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on Dec 3, 2011 6:51 AM concerning plant:
    Glowing orange sherbet with a heavy ruffled gold edge. Heavy flowering & beautiful.
Plant Events from our members
value4dollars On November 16, 2015 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Daniel
value4dollars On May 1, 2014 Obtained plant
CiCi On May 26, 2022 Bloomed
DeweyRooter On September 4, 2022 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Sent up north.
DeweyRooter On May 6, 2022 Bloomed
DeweyRooter On April 24, 2022 Miscellaneous Event
First scapes (2) observed on this plant.
DeweyRooter On March 22, 2022 Potted up
Spotted more rust on plant and potted up to avoid exposure to others in bed
DeweyRooter On March 5, 2022 Maintenance performed
Pulled off rusty leaves and sprayed with Green Magic.
DeweyRooter On October 14, 2021 Maintenance performed
removed some rusty leaves. Sprayed with Green Magic
DeweyRooter On October 5, 2021 Maintenance performed
Removed rusty leaves. Sprayed with Green Magic.
DeweyRooter On March 14, 2021 Obtained plant
Received plant from Oakes Daylilies. Planted in bed.
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